Engelbert Humperdinck


LP Sweetheart

Parrot 71043 (USA)
    Decca SKL 5078 (UK)
side one:   side two:
Sweetheart Santa Lija (Sogno D'Amore)
California Maiden Live And Just Let Live
Woman In My Life For The Good Times
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight Put Your Hand In The Hand
Take Me For Now Love   Put Your Hand In The Hand
Take Me For Now Love   When There's No You
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face  

Engelbert Humperdinck has a long recording career, which started in 1958 and is still not ended; he's still
very popular in Holland these days.

The album "Sweetheart", which was produced by Gordon Mills, was quite popular in the U.S.A., with 24
weeks in the Billboard album Top 200 and number 22 as peak position. Two songs from the album
("Sweetheart" and "When There's No You") made the Billboard single charts. For the Mike d'Abo fans
this is an interesting album, because it has the Tony Macaulay/Mike d'Abo song "Woman In My Life",
which was also recorded by Bobby Vee, Mike Leroy,  the Dutch group Left Side, the USA group Arkade
as you will find out on this website.

Engelbert Humperdinck recorded this ballad in the style of Mike d'Abo's own version on the album "d'Abo".

Engelbert Humperdinck released the Tony Macaulay/Mike d’Abo song “Woman In My Life” also on the following EP and CD: 00-71 EP Sweetheart – Decca STO 514 (Singapore) Side one: Sweetheart/Woman In My Life Side two: Santa Lija (Sogno d’Amore)/Put Your Hand In The Hand 00-2009 CD We Made It Happen/Sweetheart – Vocalion CDSML 8453
We Made It Happen    Sweetheart
  1. We Made It Happen 13. Sweetheart
  2. My Cherie Amour 14. California Maiden
  3. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head 15. Woman In My Life
  4. Love Me With All Your Heart 16. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
  5. Words 17. Take Me For Now Love
  6. Something    18. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  7. Everybody’s Talkin’ 19. Sante Lija (Sogno D’Amore)
  8. Love For Love (Ciao, My Love)     20. Live And Just Let Live
  9. Just Say I Love Her 21. For The Good Time
10. Wand’rin’ Star 22. Put Your Hand In The hand
11. My Wife The Danger         23. When There’s No You

12. Leaving On A Jet Plane



00-2007  CD The Winding Road EMI 5099950172429 (Holland)

Engelbert Humperdinck released his first Mike d’Abo song “Woman In My Life” already in 1971 on his album “Sweetheart”. Engelbert has a large following and releases new CD’s frequently and on his 2007 CD “The Winding Road”, which has as subtitle “Best Of The Brits”, he recorded an orchestral version of  “Handbags And Gladrags”. He probably added this song because The Stereophonics had a smash hit with this song, but The Stereophonics version is much rougher.

The tracks of this CD are:
1. Handbags And Gladrags
2. Woman
3. Eternally
4. Blue Eyes
5. Wonderful Tonight
6. Say (That) You Love Me
7. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley
8. Square
9. Goodbye My Lover
10 Every Breath You Take
11 The Living Years
12 South Of The Border
13 Where Is Love/The Long And Winding Road
14 Do You Mind
15 Whiter Shade Of Pale (duet with Dutch singer Rene Froger)